Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Dublin Book festival


The launch of the Dublin Book Festival is Wednesday 25th February at 6pm in Front Hall of the National Library.
Light refreshments will be served. I love light refreshments.

The festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday 6th, 7th and 8th March in Dublin City Hall, Dame Street.
I hope they've sorted out the problems they reportedly had last year with acoustics when multiple readings were going on simultaneously.
Admission Free.

The idea is promote books published by Irish publishers. Great idea and lovely setting.

A series of poetry readings and debates will see established names such as Dermot Bolger, Gerry Murphy, Pat Boran, Mary O'Malley, Gerard Smyth, Peter Fallon, Theo Dorgan, Ruth Carr, Vincent Woods and Paul Perry share the podium with emerging writers, such as Caroline Lynch, Lorna Shaughnessy, Aifric Mac Aodha and Helena Nolan.

Workshop: 10 places are available, free of charge, to participate in a workshop
with Medbh McGuckian, one of Ireland's best known poets on Friday, 6 March. (What time?)

Please submit an application to bookings@dublinbookfestival.com with a paragraph describing your background in poetry and your achievements to date, along with a sample of 5 poems. Selected participants will have some of these poems workshopped at the event.

This sounds well worth doing.

1 comment:

PJ Nolan said...

Nice steer - hadn't noticed the workshop opportunity. Reminded me about similar opps at Poetry Now. Blogged it all yonder at the homestead. Cheers, PJ